Neutrals left wondering if Liverpool and Manchester United can both lose

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After Liverpool and Manchester United were drawn against each other in the last 16 of the Europa League, neutrals have been left wondering if there is any way they could both lose.

The games will be played on Thursday, 10 and 17 March, with the second leg falling on St Patrick’s day, ensuring both sets of fans are sober as a judge throughout the game.

Football fan Simon Williams told us, “The latter stages of European competition are always exciting, particularly when there’s a real chance of one of the bigger English teams being humiliated.

“But the downside to this draw is that at least one of them will be in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, and even though we all know this is a second-rate European competition mainly for the never-win also-ran teams, you just know their fans will declare it an ‘achievement’ to knock-out the other.

“As a neutral I always say I don’t care which team progresses, as long as football is the winner – but in this case, frankly football can only win if they both lose.”